Resources for SDH

HealthBegins is committed to catalyzing the upstream movement by creating spaces for conversation and sharing materials and resources. Here are some resources that we developed with other leading experts in the field that we hope you will find relevant for your work.

 

We welcome your feedback. Please feel free to contact us with questions or suggestions.

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HealthBegins Upstream Communication Toolkit

Tools to improve communication about social needs and social determinants of health.

 

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HealthBegins Levels of SDH Integration Framework

A standard framework for levels of integration for health-related social needs and social determinants of health.

 

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Navigating the Journey Upstream – A case study Synthesis and Analysis

Four healthcare organizations and their experience with strategic frameworks to address social determinants of health in California.

 

Featured Content

Staff Spotlight: Kyron Pierce, The Eagle Scout with a Passion For Helping People Lead Healthy Lives

“[Health equity] is very hard work and it might be some years for us to see the fruits of our labor, but it'll be worth it when you do produce it.”

Staff Spotlight: Alejandra Cabrera, Perfectly Imperfect Artist and Health Equity Advocate

When I work with people and communities, I always think back to this sense of not belonging and it drives me to continue to do the heart-work we need to do to advance health equity.

Staff Spotlight: Ellen Lawton, Pioneer of Medical-Legal Partnership

“There should be a lawyer, a legal aid lawyer, in every single clinic in the country. You don’t have to call them a legal aid lawyer. You can call them a problem solver.”